The people murmur for water at Rephidim, and are sent for it by God to the rock in Horeb. Amalek is overcome by the holding up of Moses' hands. God's vengeance against Amalek, in token of which Moses buildeth the altar JEHOVAH-nissi.
1 AND all the congregation of the children of Israel ajourneyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was bno water for the people to drink.
2 Wherefore the people cdid *chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye d*tempt the LORD?
- c: Ex. 14:11 , Ex. 14:12 , Ex. 15:24 , Ex. 16:2 , Ex. 16:3 , Nu. 11:1 - 10 , Nu. 14:1 - 4 , Nu. 16:41 , Nu. 20:2 - 5 , Nu. 21:5
- *: chide-emphatically express anger or disappointment, complain. , tempt-test.
- d: Nu. 14:22 , De. 6:16 , Ps. 78:18 , Ps. 78:41 , Ps. 95:8 , Mat. 4:6 , Mat. 4:7 , Mat. 16:1 - 3 , Ac. 15:10 , 1Co. 10:9 , He. 3:8
3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, eWherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, fWhat shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to gstone me.
5 And the LORD said unto Moses, hGo on before the people, and take with thee of the ielders of Israel; and thy rod, jwherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
6 kBehold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7 And he called the name of the place 1Massah, and 2Meribah, because of lthe chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?
8 ¶mThen came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9 And Moses said unto nJoshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the orod of God in mine hand.
10 So pJoshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 And it came to pass, when Moses qheld up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
12 But Moses' hands were rheavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur sstayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
13 And Joshua *discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
- *: discomfited-defeated.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, tWrite this for a memorial in a book, and *rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for uI will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
15 And Moses vbuilt an altar, and called the name of it 3Jehovah-nissi:
16 For he said, 4Because the LORD 5hath sworn that the LORD wwill have war with Amalek from generation to generation.